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Astronomy Hits the Big Time

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Science  16 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5912, pp. 332-335
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5912.332

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Four hundred years after the invention of the telescope, astronomy is flourishing. But even as the discoveries keep coming, the field is rapidly evolving toward huge telescopes, large collaborations, and--alas--bigger headaches.